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Vier Nederlandse volksliederen voor gemengd koor a cappella op. 116

By Wilhelm Rettich

Vocal music
Mixed choir (SATB)
location of manuscript catalogue application number NMI MNmfII/0926


Four Dutch folk songs for mixed choir a cappella op. 116

1. Van minne ben ik dus gewond (Wounded am I by love)
2. Die nachtegaal die zong een lied (The nightingale sang a song)
3. Waar staat jouw vaders huis (Where is your father’s house)

About Wilhelm Rettich

Wilhelm Rettich

Wilhelm Rettich belonged to that generation of those whose work and life was deeply affected by the First and Second World Wars. Captivity, persecution, hiding and losses scarred his life. In 1933, he emigrated to the Netherlands, where he survived the war in hiding. Rettich worked a great deal for the radio, a young and progressive medium at that time. Although he became a Dutch citizen after the World War II, he returned to Germany in 1964.

by Diet Scholten